LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2017 - Page 12

ON OUR RADAR MAKING THE CUT BUTCHER’S BALL RETURNS Following a successful inaugural year that showcased 13 Texas chefs competing for the Golden Cleaver award to a crowd of nearly 500, The Butcher’s Ball is back – scheduled for October 15 at beautiful Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, TX! The meat-focused food and drink event aims to highlight local ranchers adhering to ethical and sustainable ranching practices while raising money for two nonprofit beneficiaries, Urban Harvest and Foodways Texas. Guests will eat, drink, dance and learn their way through a varied lineup of culinary programming from industry leaders – all spread throughout Rockin’ Star Ranch’s luxurious ballroom, pool, arena and fields. For tickets and additional information, visit www.butchersball.com FORTY FIVE TEN GOES POP! ARTIST ASHLEY LONGSHORE ARRIVES Renowned pop artist Ashley Longshore will, for the very first time, unveil a pop-up instil- lation of never before seen work exclusively at Forty Five Ten River Oaks in River Oaks District on Saturday, September 16th. Featured in ELLE, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and more, Longshore boasts a slew of celebrity collectors like Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz and Lorraine Schwartz. With an original style that mixes humor and beauty with her salacious razor-sharp assertions on 12 L O C A L | september 17 pop culture, Longshore has built her entire career by forging personal relationships with her collectors one by one, instead of working with traditional galleries. In addition to her paintings which emulate Longshore’s artistic theme of American status, culture and greed, the pop-up will include porcelain plates, glassware, Lucite trays, accessories and furniture which highlight her most popular work of icons like Anna Wintour, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Abe Lincoln.